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Missouri Veterans Home locked down after threat

Posted on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 10:07 am

Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, Missouri.

Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, Missouri.

The Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, Missouri was locked down this past weekend after a terroristic threat was made to the facility.
In an official press release issued by Mexico Public Safety, the department said it responded to an incident at approximately 2:33 p.m. on Sunday, January 31.
According to the release, Mexico Public Safety visited 1 Veteran’s Drive in response to the threats.
It was reported that a man called the facility asking for an employee who was not on duty at the time.
During the conversation, the man cursed and stated he would be coming to the facility with a gun.
The Missouri Veteran’s Home was placed on lock-down due to the threat.
Since the incident, the Mexico Public Safety Department has been in touch with the employee, who is fine.
It appears the threats were made by an ex-boyfriend who was attempting to get the employee fired by causing a disturbance at the facility.
It is believed the ex-boyfriend is not currently  located in the Mexico area.
The employee and the suspect were not named in the report.
Since the incident that occurred this past weekend, Mexico Public Safety is continuing to work with the Missouri Veteran’s Home to help ensure the facility’s safety and to investigate the crime of Making A Terroristic Threat.